Weinbach Scholarship Committee

Vera Cope Weinbach Application

What is the Vera Cope Weinbach Memorial Scholarship?

The Vera Cope Weinbach Scholarship Fund was established in 1980 in memory of the first female City Councilwoman, Vera C. Weinbach, in recognition of her outstanding service to the community and especially its youth. As a lasting tribute, a scholarship will be awarded annually in her name to deserving youths of the City. 

Who is eligible to apply? To be eligible you must be: · A current resident of the City of New Carrollton, and have been a resident for at least one year.· Entering or attending a post high school institution. · Available to meet with the Scholarship Committee for an interview, if requested.

NOTE: Previous applicants or winners of the Weinbach Scholarship may reapply.

How to apply? 

Eligible students should submit an application form to the selection Committee. 

Applicants must provide the Committee with an official copy of their high school or college transcripts with their application. 

The Committee will also require two (2) letters of personal reference. Letters of reference should not be written by any of New Carrollton’s elected officials.

How are scholarship recipients selected? 

Scholarship recipients will be determined by the members of the Vera Cope Weinbach Scholarship Committee.

Selections are made on the basis of academic achievement, community involvement, extracurricular activities, financial need, the quality of your application, and a personal interview. 

Selections will be made without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

If you have any further questions regarding the Scholarship, call City Hall at 301-459-6100.

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